Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

October 16, 2006 21:44 ET

CFIA: Allergy Alert-Undeclared Soy in Guenther's Bakery Ltd. Whole Wheat Breads

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 16, 2006) - Audio clips available at www.inspection.gc.ca/english/direct/media/.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Guenther's Bakery Ltd. are warning people with allergies to soy protein not to consume the Guenther's breads described below. The affected products contain soy which is not declared on the label.

All codes of the following products are affected by this alert:

1. Guenther's Bakery Ltd. 60% Whole Wheat Bread, sold in a 675 g package

2. Guenther's Bakery Ltd. 100% Whole Wheat Bread, sold in a 675 g package

These products have been distributed in Ontario.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

Consumption of these products may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to soy.

The manufacturer, Guenther's Bakery Ltd., Milverton, Ontario, is voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.



For more information, consumers and industry can call one of the
following numbers:

Guenther's Bakery Ltd.
519-595-8854


CFIA at 1-800-442-2342 / TTY 1-800-465-7735 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday to Friday).

For information on soy, one of the nine most common food allergens, visit the Food Allergens web page at www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/labeti/allerg/allerge.shtml.

For information on receiving recalls by e-mail, or for other food safety facts, visit our web site at www.inspection.gc.ca.

Contact Information

  • Media enquiries:
    Guenther's Bakery Ltd.
    519-595-8854
    or
    Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    Shashi Kulkarni (English)
    Office of Food Safety and Recall
    613-368-1622
    or
    Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    Linda LeBlanc (French)
    Office of Food Safety and Recall
    613-760-4112
    http://www.cfia-acia.agr.ca